Florence Otedola, a Nigerian Disc Jockey, professionally known as DJ Cuppy, has refused to pitch her tent with feminists, stating that “she does not really understand it”.
The daughter of the oil magnate, Femi Otedola, revealed this in a recent interview with City FM.
In the interview she said: “I used to consider myself a feminist, until I realised that I did not really understand it. I don’t like people who are hypocrites. People are out there speaking about women rights, but behind closed doors are doing crazy things.
“I will never come out as a feminist, because I am in a male dominated industry, so I have a certain scenario. I deal with men on a daily basis and I realise that they will always think that they are better than women.
“And that’s the issue that feminism addresses,” the host replied at this point.
“Right. But I don’t think it’s gonna solve it.
“It’s almost like me, I used to have this issue with where people thought my dad made my career. But I’m like, you know what, I can’t kill myself over it. You cannot change the way people think, all you can change is what you do and how you act.
“I cannot change what you think about me. I can try and influence it but you’re entitle to your opinion.
“So if we go around as women, trying to change the way men think, we’re going to tire ourselves out. What we should focus on our own energy, focus on achieving our own goals and working on our own selves.
“I think it’s important to talk about these issues and bring them to the surface but we must, but you must also limit the amount of attention you give them, because let’s be honest, the more energy you put into one thing, the less time you can into another.
“If I literally sat down all day and spoke about how hard it is being a woman, I won’t have time to sit here talking with you, because I will be somewhere in Alade market talking about how women need better rights.”
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